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Houston, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Houston had a population of 2,014 as of July 1, 2017. Houston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 61.6165 and longitude -149.7717 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.4 sq. miles and a water area of 1.16 sq. miles. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Houston (GNIS ID: 2419398) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Houston is located within the Matanuska-Susitna Census Subarea of Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Houston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houston: Houston Siding.


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Houston, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,014
Daytime Population: Workers 635
Daytime Population: Residents 1,275
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,001
Population in Familes 1,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 90
Diversity Index3 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,034
Average Household Income $76,790
Per Capita Income $29,347

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 555 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $190,402
Average Home Value $234,820
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 484
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.76%
Households 0.61% 0.72%
Families 0.32% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Houston, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 87th
Population Density # 75 79th
Diversity Index # 129 64th
Median Household Income # 87 76th
Per Capita Income # 131 63rd

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